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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2012, 10:14:39 AM »
I don't know if its been asked, But has anyone thought of porting Tiny Core to the Raspberry Pi?

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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2012, 10:16:40 AM »
I don't know if its been asked, But has anyone thought of porting Tiny Core to the Raspberry Pi?

There is a search button at the upper right corner.

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12680.0.html
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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2012, 07:32:20 AM »
I did some benchmarks and testing on a Pi:
http://candgsoc.host56.com/
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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2012, 06:15:21 AM »
Thanks for that Curaga. You seem to have summed up the Pi nicely.

it just so happens that my demands are pretty lame and i would be happy
with the media center and simple desktop usage really.

However, it is interesting to see people start to use this Pi with Arch Linux. I am
seeing many desktop apps just working fine. (media players, Gimp etc) The guy
also has Chrome OS working on Pi now.

As for games, Pi looks more than capable as can be seen from Quake demo's and i
imagine this will appeal in the school and college circles.

They also showed simple desktop tools like Torrent downloaders working on Pi...other such
tools were working without any problems...also VNC runs fine for operating the Pi from another machine.

I am interested to see VNC work where you can dial into cloud computers. Android devices already have apps to do cloud machine access. The Pi also seems capable of this.

You see, i feel people are ignoring how the Pi can be used to dial into a Cloud gui desktop machine. That machine could be ,lets say, a 2 ghz pentium 4 (ubuntu machine) for example. I think this aspect of the Pi has been overlooked given that cloud machines are now free from Amazon.

They have the analogue Pi sound working ...it's alpha but seems to (Alsa) work quite usefully..

For playing movies i am not sure which app the Pi is using...it's some-kind of very lightweight Mplayer or similar build. For playing back 1080p Blu ray movies off SD card

Really, from what i have seen of the Pi, it's a good piece of hardware for the money.
This does not include the educational software that they will be bundle with it and your 5 free Linux OS's which are ready now. (that list may grow to perhaps 10)

Finally i feel it's worth mentioning that as a media player the Pi seems a good buy. With the forthcoming free OPENelec Pi app, the Pi will be able to stream any HTTP movie link  (.avi file) etc. Having checked around i could not find any other stores selling media players with HTTP streaming capability for under 50 dollars (but mostly $100 plus). (android TV boxes)  Having said that, those TV boxes also double up as an android computer because they connect to the marketplace.

eventually when the forums and apps are all collected for the Pi, i think, in several senses, people will be getting a great device.

As for % per $ performance, it's up to the customer to know Pi's limitations...right.

Having said that, there are also some Pi advantages. Portable, Battery power and other things.

that is my 2 cents worth anyhow

Thanks

V.
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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2012, 11:21:27 AM »
I did some benchmarks and testing on a Pi:
http://candgsoc.host56.com/

Well done! I read that with interest, thanks.

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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2012, 05:16:32 AM »
Hello

not sure if this is the right Thread.


uh....

They are now making the Rasberry Pi  at (4000 computers) per day now.   That is a lot of desktop computers per day.....right    You can order them in Bulk Packs now.

I am not sure what the raw capabilities are, but i know the Pi can be used to "remote"
into any free cloud computer.  Opening up many higher lever possibilities.

in  basic Terms , the Pi is just super as a web portal, also using it for multimedia
and also for commonplace computing house-keeping style apps.  I think the progress
of the Pi is showing it's success.

thx


V.


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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2012, 05:59:27 AM »

 i know the Pi can be used to "remote"
into any free cloud computer. 


What does it mean?
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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2012, 08:28:48 AM »
He posted before that Amazon gives free access to their lowest-end cloud VM, for evaluation purposes.
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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2012, 12:44:38 PM »

 i know the Pi can be used to "remote"
into any free cloud computer. 


What does it mean?


ye Markus.......see the following comment.   

it is just a  style of computing.....large corps could use it....if they were

running say large date centers of thin clients......  " it is usefullness magnified
out of what the basic Local desktop can do.

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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2013, 02:19:09 AM »
Yes

You see these ARM chip netbooks sold on the web.

they go NEW for as little as 70 dollars (ebay.)

They use the ARM wm8650 chip which is a chip that runs at 350 MHZ.

This same chips is also used in the generic chinese slates you see everywhere.


I have used these slates and they are perfectly fine.

There is also a proper Debian Linux for this ARM chip. There is also a proper Gentoo
Linux for this chip. So you can use Android 2.2 Froyo or Linux or win CE on these
machines.


the extra USB Keyboard/Case is about 10 dollars NEW on ebay. (it plugs in)
(these slates are simply excellent)

These machines use a 350Mhz ARM chip. The Rasberry Pi uses
a 700 mHZ chip so it would seem that it should be ok for Linux.


Here are the free Linux distros for ARM.  ("Debian" and "Gentoo" and "EasyPC linux" and "Angstrom linux" and "Android 2.2 Froyo" and "WinCE 6.0")


Android 2.2 Froyo For wm8050 and wm8650 ARM chip machines.
here is android 2.2 work on my 2.2 just format sd card and copy file to root of sd put in the netbook sd slot turn on install and your done this is the only one that has worked for me all others after install gave me black screen

Debian Linux For wm8050 and wm8650 ARM chip machines.


EasyPClinuxFor Vt8500 ARM chip machines. (Bento Linux)
Hard to find.

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I see that these Chromebooks are now on-sale. This idea of 16 gig SSD chip drives
and no moving parts and dual core atom chips (ultra thin laptop) is very nice.
Reasonable price indeed.  349 dollars.


Vince.

Thanks for the info, I will buy some on web, hope there's still stocks of ARM chip computer.

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Re: rasberry Pi (ARM chip computer)
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2013, 02:41:14 AM »
You are quoting a nearly one year old post. Info most likely obsolate.
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